Tuesday, June 14, 2011

At Home with the kids

Summer is here and we are still adjusting and trying to find creative things to do. I have come up with something that is helping get things done. Every morning the kids have to do a few things before tv, Wii, friends, any kind of playing, having a friend over, etc.
#1 make your bed and keep your room picked up.
#2 eat breakfast and clean it up.
#3 Do two jobs for mom.

These jobs have helped our family declutter our kitchen cabinets, laundry cabinets, bookshelves, bedroom closets and even pack up some stuff.
It's not a perfect plan. There is some complaining going on. Some days are better than others. But we're trying. We have much to do to get ready for our move in August. We will be living at my in-laws house while they are on their mission. Big changes for our family. Hard, but good changes. We are very blessed to have this opportunity.